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On Pledges Carved in Stone

Yesterday, just four days before the election, the Leader of the UK Labour Party, Ed Miliband, unveiled an eight-foot limestone slab, carved with his six main election promises.  Reviews were mixed, but it was a delight to all  who regularly get … Continue reading

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I am back!

Wipes away the cobwebs… I have been absent for a long time. There are reasons, and I hope to blog about that sometime in the future. In short, I haven’t been very well, but I hope things are getting better now. It’s … Continue reading

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A Bankers’ Gospel?

This morning at mass I experienced a remarkable example of how a well-known story can change its meaning when its historical context changes. This week’s Gospel was Matthew 25.13-30, the story of the talents. Here it is in full: 13 “Therefore … Continue reading

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